Much More Than A Drum – Three-Day Workshop
Much More Than A Drum is a series of workshops that will utilize the gourd or calabash to hand craft numerous types of percussive and/or rattles — shakerie that are used in an ensemble or played along to accompany other voices or orchestration of music. Shakerie is a gourd with beads attached on the outside of the gourd in different patterns. A form of macrame tying of knots is used to make the sounds. The rattle is the use of beads or some object on the inside of the gourd to produce sound. The Gudu gudu is the use of a gourd attached with a thin skin to the gourd creating a small hand drum. Workshop is for ages 12 through adult. August 10 workshop will create Shakerie. All classes run from 10 am to noon at the Columbia Art Center .